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Old 10-18-2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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Hey all, my online will not work at all. On release i played fine but lately I just cant join anyone or freinds join me. Normally I start up dead island and if i go to single player, it says connected but no games show in game lobby, if I quit to main and reload the game lobby is greyed out. As for connecting to freinds it goes to joining screen but then im alone once its loaded? router and ps3 restarts dont help and my ps3 is in dmz also just to make sure, dont get why it used to work and now it just suddenly doesnt? tried it with around 7 other people who couldnt connect either but sometimes could to each other?

Any help appreciated.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:30 AM   #2
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Unfortunately, that's what Dead Island is like. The online is one of the most ridiculously unstable things I've ever seen in a game. I noticed that when I was searching for games, nothing would come up if it didn't say "refreshing games." If it did, I had around 3 seconds where everything was white and I could join. So I had to quickly scroll down and hit join before it greyed out. Not the most practical solution I admit, but it's the only thing that worked for me.

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I've come to the conclusion that Dead Island doesn't have any servers. The online is powered by a wishing well.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:49 AM   #3
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I know the online it been like that for a few days i've try to join my friend invites and that thing keeps happen like youre not able to pick game lobby so i figured out this and its working for me every time i do it i just go back to my XMB, sign off than go make a connection test wait till everything is upload than sign on start the game don't join any invites till u load your own saved game than feel free to join i hope this work for u guys if is not
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:43 AM   #4
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Yeah also, my friend and I will get DC most of the times>.< it's pretty annoying tbh. Game freezes happened alot too my friend and sometimes me too in coop.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:17 PM   #5
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i can never play in co-op with others unless i get in the game
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:51 AM   #6
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What i do to make it work is when i'm in game and i can't find any servers or others players to be more precise (including not being able to join a friends game from their invites) is:

1) Opening my XMB (using the PS button on your controller) without exiting the game and sign of from psn (Triangle on the accountmanagement icon and then sign off).
2) The game will give you a notice that you're not connected to psn. Exit your XMB (by pressing your PS button on your controller again) and press X if you see the message from the game so you'll reconnect to psn.
3) Wait a few moments wich can expand to a minute.
4) See if you can click on Game Lobby again (Pause Menu) and if the game finds any players or servers. If it doesn't find any servers or players, then the invites won't work either.
5) Either enjoy the coop play or start again from step 1...

This is how it works for me... Sometimes I even have to reboot my PS3 to make it work...

Let me know how it works with you

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Old 10-25-2011, 02:29 AM   #7
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This game needs a patch!!! It's crazy!
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:49 AM   #8
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I've received a mail from support with this answer:

Dear Customer,

thank you for your inquiry.

We are aware of the fact that you are not the only one having problems playing
multiplayer at the moment but we haven't received any information from
production on what to do or where these problems stem from.

Apparently there will be another patch for PS3, but no idea when it'll be
released or which issues it will address. But maybe these problems can also be
fixed by changing some of the server settings on our side, maybe it doesn't
need to be fixed through a patch.
Have you opened your public slots by the way?
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:41 AM   #9
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I've received a mail from support with this answer:

Dear Customer,

thank you for your inquiry.

We are aware of the fact that you are not the only one having problems playing
multiplayer at the moment but we haven't received any information from
production on what to do or where these problems stem from.

Apparently there will be another patch for PS3, but no idea when it'll be
released or which issues it will address. But maybe these problems can also be
fixed by changing some of the server settings on our side, maybe it doesn't
need to be fixed through a patch.
Have you opened your public slots by the way?
All I can say is Meh! ..... I played without issues for 2-3 days with friends and then it just wouldn't connect, not over LAN or PSN. Spent 2-3 hours trying every option known to man to get it to work

I've since found that if we all have the same settings exactly and use PSN it works most of the time. LAN seems to hardly ever see the other games. Another thing I've noticed is that the setting don't always take. I resorted to restarting all the PS3's between setting changes.

When it comes down to it the game is buggy in general, which I can take as it is rather fun. The multi-player glitches are just beyond annoying though, lets just hope they fix them soon (the game locks up a lot).
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:19 PM   #10
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this games been out for what? 2 months almost? Its ridiculous the lack of support to fix problems like this, All i need to plat this is the fukin originality trophy, Been trying for a week straight to get it!!! So frustrating
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